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This is part of a series of posts based on the Churches Together in England publication one light: one world. If you click on the link you will find the biblical texts. This post of the same name covers the purpose of this series.
Romans 11: 33-36
In this passage Paul builds upon what it means to love God. The Good News is God's Kingdom is present in the here and now. Paul can hear God's call to the whole of creation to explore God's riches, wisdom and knowledge.
But these things are just out of reach. Who has known the mind of the Lord? The question invites a positive answer but implies no-one can quite give such an answer. It is this longing that draws on not only the churches, but the whole of humanity and indeed the whole of creation.
What we learn from modern cosmology is the whole creation is itself a response to God. Evolution is matter's way of responding to God. Against the constraints of entropy, life responds in ever more ordered ways.
One final point about this sequence of posts about the creation. My purpose has been to make a theological point. I have not attempted to prove God has a role in evolution. What I'm suggesting evolution itself is a response to God. It is not that every individual aspires to know God but individuals are themselves a response to God. It is not terribly important whether scientists agree with theologians on this point. It will always be possible to understand evolution from both atheistic and theistic perspectives.